German daily tabloid Bild has hinted that Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinze Rummenigge won’t commission his club to make a play for Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus.
Reus has been linked with several moves away from BVB this summer and despite his loyalty to the club, Bayern have been suggested as a side that could make a move for him.
However, Liverpool, Manchester United and any other sides have been offered hope by Bild, with Rummenigge reportedly against the idea of further weakening Bayern’s main rivals.
“Club boss Rummenigge has rejected the allegation (that Bayern could sign Reus and make BVB weaker) as creation – He does not want to weaken title rivals through additional transfers,” reports Bild.
It’s almost a no win situation for Reus because the fact he’s been a BVB fan since childhood makes it difficult for him to ever consider a move away from the club.
Bayern are a great option but they are BVB’s main rivals and similarly to Mario Gotze, he could destroy his reputation with Dortmund fans through joining the club’s main rivals.
Liverpool’s reported interested has been difficult to gauge because they tick all the boxes of a side that Reus may join should he leave Dortmund now or in the future.
Brendan Rodgers has a gift of being able to develop players like Reus as his work with Philippe Coutinho shows.
However, whether Liverpool would be prepared to put £50 million on the table to try and do a deal is questionable.
United can also consider this report in Bild a boost but a move from them this summer is just as unlikely.
United don’t have Champions League football, which is a platform Reus has played well on in the past and a platform he’d be looking for should he ever decide to leave BVB.
United are also well stocked in terms of creative number tens with Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Shinji Kagawa all capable of playing through the middle of the team.
Reus is a BVB star for as long as they want him.